With the new engine onboard, both the 335i Coupe and Convertible will jet to 60 mph in well under six seconds. The latter is expected to be a small improvement in fuel economy for the new single-turbo engine over the current twin-turbo engine's 17 mpg city and 26 mpg highway. Hoping it can be re-built, but this is about the same cost I owe on it, so I can't even get rid of the car. The convertible isn't far behind, hitting 60 mph in 5. Moving around the car, one might notice a new set of rearview mirrors and a lengthened character line in the door sills that gives the rocker panels a bit more pop.
Bought is at 60k 10 months ago. Though the updated Coupe and Convertible will go on sale this Spring, pricing and fuel economy figures haven't been announced as of yet. Rumors of an all-new car coming soon haven't stopped from cooking up some updates for the 2011 3 Series Coupe and Convertible, which will hit dealers later this spring. . Moving to the rear, another character line has cropped up just above the twin tail pipes -- giving the rear bumper a bit more pizzazz. Those keeping score will note that the new engine's power numbers haven't changed at all from the outgoing mill. Has a solid feel from closing the door to taking a corner.
The dealer actually emailed me the following day to ask if i was able to test drive it etc. It has a premium feel to it. What has changed is how it achieves those numbers, with the new engine reducing complexity by using a single twin-scroll turbocharger instead of the old engine's twin turbos. Below them, the lower fascia has been revised to deemphasize the vertical strakes breaking up the air intake and instead emphasize two new horizontal strakes that take the place of the wire mesh grilles on the 2010 cars. This is a car you just want to keep driving. For the Coupe, 60 mph comes in just 5. While the 328i Coupe and Convertible both retain their naturally-aspirated 3.
I drove up from Rochester to find from another employee that they had already sold the vehicle day s ago, so this was a wasted trip and time away from work for me. Complementing the updates to the 3 Series Coupe and Convertible's power source is a light freshening of the exterior. So after years of Japanese and American cars with no complaints I decided to buy a 3 Series I could finally afford. Until two weeks ago; ticking noise in the morning, car died in the afternoon. I will never buy another German car after owning this car.
The inline 6 engine has plenty of power to it. It is so incredibly smooth it is amazing. The first order of business in updating the two models was to address the drivetrain. The M sport package is well worth it. .
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